In this file photo taken on November 03, 2008 Republican presidential candidate Arizona Senator John McCain speaks at a campaign rally at the airport in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Photo: Agence France-Presse

‘A nation of ideals, not blood and soil’: read US Senator John McCain’s deathbed statement in full

‘We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries … We weaken it when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down’

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In this file photo taken on November 03, 2008 Republican presidential candidate Arizona Senator John McCain speaks at a campaign rally at the airport in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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